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The Believing PrimateScientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion$
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Jeffrey Schloss and Michael Murray

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199557028

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.001.0001

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Introduction: Evolutionary Theories of Religion

Introduction: Evolutionary Theories of Religion

Science Unfettered or Naturalism Run Wild?

(p.1) Introduction: Evolutionary Theories of Religion
The Believing Primate

Jeffrey Schloss

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter gives an overview of the purpose of the book: to describe and discuss scientific accounts of religion and to assess their implications on society. It also gives a background on scientific accounts and religion, and how evolution affected these two disciplines. The chapter ends by presenting religious views on Cognitive Science, Darwinian accounts, and Coevolutionary accounts.

Keywords:   religion, science, religious belief, cognitive science, Darwinian accounts, Coevolutionary accounts

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